Another survivor of 7/7, Gill Hicks, has published a book a couple of days ago.
Here's the synopsis for One Unknown:
In this personal memoir, Gill recounts the events of that day, from facing the very real prospect that she might die and her subsequent fight to live, to later coming to terms with losing her legs and living life as a disabled person. The book includes excerpts from the diary she wrote during her rehabilitation, an account of her wedding day in December 2005, when she hit headlines all around the world, and traces the journey of her extraordinary recovery. Having survived this life-shattering experience, Gill asks important questions about how we set our priorities and the way we live our lives. She motivates readers to 'seize the day' and live life to the full while striving for a better, more tolerant world. Her powerful message has a broader audience than most 'ordinary' motivational books because of the experience out of which it was borne. This moving account is told with great integrity and honesty, and Gill's lack of self pity and keen sense of humour lighten the tone and make this book very special indeed.
Gill is now an ambassador with Peace Direct and has made a film with them.
Watch it - I'm sure you'll agree that Gill has set whole new standards for the word 'inspiring'.
As a result of the film, the group set up Practical Peace, who (in their own words) provide:
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